I am not artist. Not in any way, shape or form. Some have said that I write well, but I just write what's on my mind. Nothing more, nothing less.

If I am doing "creative writing" then I tend to let my mind run away with me, but I never share the stuff I write, not to anyone. Not that I don't mind critique, but I just don't like the thought of someone reading it and either laughing, shaking their head, or generally thinking it's shit.

I do it for me, mostly.

But writing aside, I can't draw, I can't paint, I can't dance, sing, sculpt, sketch... An empty vessel, devoid of any skills at all.

I started to use Instagram on the day it was released for Android. I'm not sure why - there are plenty of similar apps on the Market that do a similar job, but it seemed quite popular, so I gave it a bash.  I've not taken many pictures with it yet, and I am still getting to grips with it. I like the filters, but I dislike the size limitations - my phone takes pictures in HD, large megapixel - but Instagram doesn't like that, and has to resize them...

Still... While out and about, I often see something that I think, "That'll be a nice picture" and give it a quick clickity-click with the camera. With Instagram, I can fiddle with the filters, see which I like, click upload, and job done - picture online.

Like I say, I've only taken a few, but earlier, after taking Tam to Beavers, as I was crossing a bridge, I thought "Hmm that'll be interesting" and took a snap of the railway lines, stuck a filter on it, and uploaded it.

When I got in, I looked at the picture on the computer screen, and I don't know why, but I really like it. It's kinda gloomy and moody, but I LIKE it.

I'm no photographer, I literally took ONE snap and adjusted it, but I like what I see..

Clicky to Embiggen
I don't think it was anything more than luck that made it come out the way it did - a focus here, hold it steady, click, filter, upload... Done.

I use my Tumblr site to upload and host the photos, so if you're that interested, go take a peek!

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One Response to “Artist?”

Adullamite said...

Essex in Spring.....